East Carolina University is an anomaly among most North Carolina universities. While much of the state looks forward to winter – to the start of basketball season – Pirates fans long for autumn and the start of football season. ECU Football is in its 85th season and 2016 may go down as one of the more notable campaigns in program history. It's Coach Scotty Montgomery first year and it follows the controversial sacking of his predecessor, Ruffin McNeill. Chris Thomas spoke to Jeff Charles, long-time play-by-play man for ECU football about where the Pirates stand now and where they may end up at season’s end.
Note: this interview was conducted before East Carolina's game at Virginia Tech - Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. East Carolina lost 54-17.